Shah Rukh Khan’s wax statue at the Madam Tussauds, London will be pulled out and setup at the London Eye. This is a first that a statue has been allowed to be taken outside the 250-year-old museum.
“It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom and draws over 3.75 visitors every year. This year, many locals and visitors will get a chance to get up close and clicked with the Badshah,” a source informed the Mumbai Mirror.
SRK’s statue, which has him dressed in a well-tailored black suit, will undergo a wardrobe change. “He’s all set to go in for a wardrobe change and will be wearing the clothes of a character from one of his upcoming films,” the insider further elaborated.
The Madam Tussauds houses statues of eight Bollywood celebrities — Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene — including Shah Rukh’s.
In other news, Shah Rukh is gearing up for his upcoming release “Fan,” which arrives in theatres April 15. The thriller boasts of never-seen-before special effects and will see him portray a double role.
It follows the life of Delhi-boy Gaurav Chandana who travels to Mumbai to catch a glimpse of his favourite superstar Aryan Khanna. His obsession with the cine idol turns bitter when the latter refuses to give him time.
“He follows the star as he feels the star is from Delhi and he can also be like his idol some day. But the story is different… To capture all that was very interesting and schizophrenic. I just hope that I have turned it out just okay,” he told the Press Trust of India.
With the Maneesh Sharma directorial, the 50-year-old actor returns to a genre he hasn’t experimented with in a long time. “Darr” and “Baazigar” come highly recommended, both of which have seen him essay psychotic characters.